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post #391 of 1115

anyone else having trouble with changing their box selection?  The webpage isn't showing for me correctly (and I can't, at the moment try a different browser)

post #392 of 1115

I wasn't super excited about any of the collections, so I went with the Modern Beauty box with Reece and the sponge add-ons.

post #393 of 1115

I want to try the primer...so I am thinking of going w/ the Modern Beauty box and adding the sponge, Candace and Tatiana.

post #394 of 1115

I want EVERYTHING.....the only colors i'm kind of MEH about are the CWaT....

post #395 of 1115

I skipped.  In about two seconds flat.

 

I do like some of the colors they're offering; it's just that I already have near-dupes for the ones I like.  If I weren't a burgeoning hoarder of polish I might have gone for this month's box.

 

I really wish they would offer something flat-out unusual for once.  

post #396 of 1115

I skipped. I liked the non-creme polishes though.

post #397 of 1115

btw you can also see the colours here:

 

 

I think overall this is a pretty good collection and actually pretty on-par with a fall collection. I'm not really feeling the colours, but I think cohesively and seasonally it's really great. 

 

Also, they're not including Reece OR the sponge in the upgrade? and it's STILL +$35 instead of the old $30? s i g h

 

I'm not really feeling any of the colours other than Reece... nor am I really interested in the face primer. I really want to try the face oil. julep is really twisting my arm with their "sets".

 

I'm going to get one, but I'm going to have to sit on it a little longer about which one I want... sigh

 

 

A L S O there are so many yellows. Not to diss yellow lovers, but yellow and orange really are a new "thing" in nail polish I feel like, especially yellow. I know there are people who like them, but mostly I'm like ... well it's okay for them, but do we really need a new yellow colour EVERY SINGLE SET? And there was not green this month either and two blues e__e sigh

post #398 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

btw you can also see the colours here:

 

 

I think overall this is a pretty good collection and actually pretty on-par with a fall collection. I'm not really feeling the colours, but I think cohesively and seasonally it's really great. 

 

Also, they're not including Reece OR the sponge in the upgrade? and it's STILL +$35 instead of the old $30? s i g h

 

I'm not really feeling any of the colours other than Reece... nor am I really interested in the face primer. I really want to try the face oil. julep is really twisting my arm with their "sets".

 

I'm going to get one, but I'm going to have to sit on it a little longer about which one I want... sigh

 

 

A L S O there are so many yellows. Not to diss yellow lovers, but yellow and orange really are a new "thing" in nail polish I feel like, especially yellow. I know there are people who like them, but mostly I'm like ... well it's okay for them, but do we really need a new yellow colour EVERY SINGLE SET? And there was not green this month either and two blues e__e sigh

Agree with everything you just said.

post #399 of 1115

Pooh. The only one I really REALLY want is Karmen.  Which is, of course, paired with Daria which I don't want AT ALL.  I was even mildly intrigued by the cleansing oil....but not enough to spend the money when one polish is going to languish unopened forever.  Guess that's my excuse to hit the stores hunting a dupe for Karmen

post #400 of 1115
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Originally Posted by acostakk View Post

Pooh. The only one I really REALLY want is Karmen.  Which is, of course, paired with Daria which I don't want AT ALL.  I was even mildly intrigued by the cleansing oil....but not enough to spend the money when one polish is going to languish unopened forever.  Guess that's my excuse to hit the stores hunting a dupe for Karmen

The closest thing I can think of off the top of my head would be Zoya Rica, but that's not nearly as dark...

post #401 of 1115

Right now I went with Bombshell and added on Reece and Candace. I like their shimmers, metallics, glitters better than their cremes. I picked bombshell because I like dark grey even though I probably have one similar. I also don't like yellows and was disappointed there was no fall green. Maybe next month. 

post #402 of 1115

Also, I think Julep really needs to do something about the evenness of their boxes. If the face oil is $28 and the primer is also $28, then the it girl box is basically missing the value of an additional polish...

post #403 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

btw you can also see the colours here:


http://www.julep.com/september-maven-cityscape-collection

 

I think overall this is a pretty good collection and actually pretty on-par with a fall collection. I'm not really feeling the colours, but I think cohesively and seasonally it's really great. 

Also, they're not including Reece OR the sponge in the upgrade? and it's STILL +$35 instead of the old $30? s i g h

I'm not really feeling any of the colours other than Reece... nor am I really interested in the face primer. I really want to try the face oil. julep is really twisting my arm with their "sets".


I'm going to get one, but I'm going to have to sit on it a little longer about which one I want... sigh



A L S O there are so many yellows. Not to diss yellow lovers, but yellow and orange really are a new "thing" in nail polish I feel like, especially yellow. I know there are people who like them, but mostly I'm like ... well it's okay for them, but do we really need a new yellow colour EVERY SINGLE SET? And there was not green this month either and two blues e__e sigh

Yes. To everything. I was sad there was no emerald color. An emerald in the micro glitter...yes, please!
post #404 of 1115

I skipped this month and it was an easy skip.  I don't like yellows and oranges at all and a lot of the darker colors looked black to me.  I like the add on polish, but not enough to buy a box to get it.  I was excited to see a holo being offered and I hope they do more of them.

post #405 of 1115

So Candace reminds me a bit of Butter London Wallis in terms of texture and the swatch julep provided. This is why I get annoyed about Julep's swatches, because they're not colour-corrected right. So I'm guessing the vaguely green colour is really a trickery of my eyes.

 

This reminds me a lot of the situation with Kennedy from June's box, which looked like a basic creme in the preview and then was like really weird greenish-yellow (actually khaki) in the swatches

 

vs

[x] (thanks lulubelle!)

 

I'm not getting It Girl because I want try the oil. I don't like orange so Tatiana is out (though it looks like a sister if not a dupe to Zoya Amy... if anyone is looking for a dupe. Which I might have to get on principle of my own name even though I dislike orange /o\ SO EASY FOR ZOYA GUH). Karmen is pretty but I vastly dislike Daria. CWaT isn't exciting but I could actually use both those colours... I think that's why I'm not so quick to dismiss it. The face primer isn't a TERRIBLE option; it is cheaper than most face primers, but it's also... untested. So basically I have two options LOL

 

Also I would bet money Karmen stains. People have been complaining for a while that Julep polishes have been staining, and reds stain the worst out of any colour

 

 

 

on another note I think I'm going to buy Love & Peace & OPI from Amazon. I have some free GC I accumulated so it'd be free anyway, and it's like twice the product of Julep Blakely...

post #406 of 1115
I'm getting the Modern Beauty box with Candace and Reece add on. I have been using Dermalogica oil cleanser and liking it so I'm interested in trying Julep's. not a fan of all the crème polishes, it is a shame the polishes couldn't have all been micro glitter. With with everyone on too much yellow. Enough already and yellow is my favorite color. Like someone else said why are there no greens. Now green polishes I could have every month and never complain.
post #407 of 1115

Just got off the phone w/ Julep.  I purchased during last week's sale and my shipping hasn't moved since Friday.  She said they just switched from shipping USPS to DHL.  This makes me want to cry b/c those of you with IPSY shipping issues know that DHL is not the way to go.  frown.gif

post #408 of 1115
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Originally Posted by LinaMingo View Post

Just got off the phone w/ Julep.  I purchased during last week's sale and my shipping hasn't moved since Friday.  She said they just switched from shipping USPS to DHL.  This makes me want to cry b/c those of you with IPSY shipping issues know that DHL is not the way to go.  frown.gif

hm interesting. DHL is a cutting corners sort of thing. I know Richard was boasting (rightfully!) about how Bondi used USPS and that's why their packages would move faster. For all my qualms about USPS (grrrrrrr) they are pretty fast, I'll give them that.

 

I wonder what's up with Julep. I can't imagine them not being profitable for obvious reasons, but with the upgrade not having any one of the special addons this month (July's at least had Adele) but still being +$35 I'm beginning to wonder. I see Julep's ads everywhere so I'm guessing maybe they've hit market capacity of new mavens. Who knows.

 

But I guess we can expect not to get our boxes until the 10th |D

post #409 of 1115
I'm going with Boho Glam this month. Default is CWaT, but not really feeling Padma, and Florence looks like the uglier twin sister of my Bondi Central Park Blossom 😒Also adding on Reece (love 😍) and Candace.
post #410 of 1115

I think Julep has given us everything we wanted ... in August! Since my polish hoarding only started in May, I have NO fall colors, so I am swinging for the fence and getting the whole collection. Yes, there are some misses - that yellow, for instance. I LOVED everything I was seeing until I went to look at the swatches and then I was like - uh, oKay - not the vibe that I was getting from the picture of the bottle. Being a  co-Julep & Bondi addict, I also see some overlaps right away. The camel swatch looks like Central Park Blossom, the yellow looks like Brick Road, the dark teal looks like Tavern on the. On the plus side, we got microglitters galore and even a holographic shimmer. Bondi has promised us olives and coppers and more, so it looks like there won't be an overlap for September with these colors. I look forward to trying the cleansing oil. I really don't need another primer as I just box Smashbox and Too Faced in July. But for the price of the upgrade versus buying the specific ones I like one-by-one, the upgrade wins. I added on Reece and the sponge. Of course, it you all can think of a cheaper way for me to get the ones I really love or want to try, feel free to suggest a combination for me. But it is the first day and I usually change my mind two or three times, so who know? Healthwise, I feel a little stronger today. Got to start getting ready for cardiologist and podiatrist today. I enjoy listening to your opinions on the colors .... I will try to learn the new color names, but it is so hard for me with the colors being girls' names.

post #411 of 1115

So we get 200 Jules just for it being our birthday? not necessarily for taking the box of our birthday month? Can anyone clarify?

From their Rewards Program FAQ:

  • How do I earn Jules?

    You earn 1,000 Jules for inviting friends who become Julep Mavens, 300 Jules for each full priced Maven box you are billed for, 200 Jules on your Birthday, 500 Jules during your Anniversary month, and 750 Jules when you pay for the monthly upgrade box. You even get Jules just for becoming a Maven!

post #412 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

hm interesting. DHL is a cutting corners sort of thing. I know Richard was boasting (rightfully!) about how Bondi used USPS and that's why their packages would move faster. For all my qualms about USPS (grrrrrrr) they are pretty fast, I'll give them that.

 

I wonder what's up with Julep. I can't imagine them not being profitable for obvious reasons, but with the upgrade not having any one of the special addons this month (July's at least had Adele) but still being +$35 I'm beginning to wonder. I see Julep's ads everywhere so I'm guessing maybe they've hit market capacity of new mavens. Who knows.

 

But I guess we can expect not to get our boxes until the 10th |D

NO NO NO!!! This is going to be a game changer! I liked knowing my boxes were going to be delivered on the 1st without fail. Now there is no telling when I will get them.

post #413 of 1115
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Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post

Also, I think Julep really needs to do something about the evenness of their boxes. If the face oil is $28 and the primer is also $28, then the it girl box is basically missing the value of an additional polish...

Being an It Girl, I do agree with you, Kyuu, but I also take into consideration that Julep is overpricing their beauty items.

post #414 of 1115

Ooh I LOVE nearly every.single.color this month. It's so tempting to do a full upgrade, Catrina is the only color I'm just "meh" on but even then I don't have a yellow like it yet...I'll have to think about this. 

 

For now, I'm going with Boho Glam (mostly because it's my favorite combo of the style profiles, but maybe a little bit because they finally have a polish with my name on it - even if it is spelled differently) and added on Reece! I might add on a couple others Karmen, Padma, Candace & Josephine are all also gorgeous and if I can't resist that upgrade might just happen. It still IS my birthday month after all :-D

post #415 of 1115
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Originally Posted by mariahk83 View Post

anyone else having trouble with changing their box selection?  The webpage isn't showing for me correctly (and I can't, at the moment try a different brows
er)

Actually I had that problem when they changes the site. I updated internet explorer and that helped.
post #416 of 1115

Already changing my mind. Lol. 

 

Modern Beauty with Reece + Kristy as add-ons. I realized I'm on orange polish overload lately and I'm intrigued by the mattifying primer. Even though I have enough primer to coat the state of Texas right now ;-)

post #417 of 1115
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Originally Posted by angismith View Post

Being an It Girl, I do agree with you, Kyuu, but I also take into consideration that Julep is overpricing their beauty items.

I'm not sure actually... I mean the face primer is $28 for 30mL. That's not actually unreasonable. For example, Benefit Porefessional is $30 for 22mL... Julep's untried/untested, but that's not actually an unreasonable. The Julep face oil is 3.5oz for $28. The DHC one is admittedly 6.7oz for $28, but I mean, it's still quite a bit of product. I think $7/polish is actually a pretty fair estimate of the face value of a Julep polish, so $21 for 3 polishes, but I'd actually value the primer to be $20 and maybe the face oil wash to be $16? So at $36, that's a difference of... practically two polishes.

post #418 of 1115
That sucks that Julep has switched to DHL! I. HATE. DHL.
They will ship packages far from you just to drop it in the mail. Is Julep still guaranteeing 3-5 day shipping?
I am from Ohio and once my usps packages left Seattle I would get them 2 days later.I guess they feel its okay to change since Maven shipping is free.

About the yellows.
Its not that yellows are bad. But Julep keeps offering the same 2 yellows. Pale and bright yellow. Examples Bea and Blake, Abbie, Charlie and this months color. Nadia was more of a gold to me.

For fall, yellows should be deeper and richer like saffron, marigold, mustard and deep sunflower shades.
I feel juleps yellows are always pastel or primary-ish yellow.
post #419 of 1115

Having them switch to DHL may be a deal breaker for me since this is the only sub that I get in a timely fashion. It already takes over a month for me to get my ipsy and birchbox subs frown.gif Sometimes I hate that we live in Germany just because many companies either won't ship to an APO address or they take forever to get here.icon_cry.gif

post #420 of 1115
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Originally Posted by LinaMingo View Post

Just got off the phone w/ Julep.  I purchased during last week's sale and my shipping hasn't moved since Friday.  She said they just switched from shipping USPS to DHL.  This makes me want to cry b/c those of you with IPSY shipping issues know that DHL is not the way to go.  frown.gif

Yeah I noticed something was up when my USPS tracking page said shipping partner facility.  Well, honestly, this makes it easier for me, I guess.  I wish I hadn't bought Kai (because the new shipping), I'll be skipping this month's box, and I'll be cancelling my Julep sub before next month's box. 

 

It really chaps my hide that they over price so much of their products, decrease the number of polish options monthly, decrease box contents (like the upgrades/mystery boxes), but keep upping the price on us, and now they are going to cheap out on us for shipping!  DHL is the worst ever.  It isn't like it is hard to find that out on a simple 2 minute google search.  They deliberately took a crap on us by picking this option, in my opinion. 

 

I'm not going through DHL hell like I do with ipsy (which I'll be canceling as well), with Julep too. 

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